Marcel Sabitzer set for Borussia Dortmund move after Manchester United snub transfer
Bayern Munich star Marcel Sabitzer is set to sign for Borussia Dortmund after Manchester United rejected the opportunity to sign him, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Signal Iduna Park side are closing in on acquiring the Austria international’s services in the ongoing transfer window. To that end, BVB are on the verge of reaching an agreement with the Bavarians.
In the 2022/23 term, the 29-year-old joined the Red Devils on loan in January from the Allianz Arena side. However, the Old Trafford side decided against holding talks to get a hold of the midfielder’s signature this summer.
Sabitzer made a name for himself in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig. Subsequently, Bayern came knocking and signed the Austrian in the summer of 2021.
However, the midfielder has been unable to make a big enough impact at the Old Trafford side and cement his place in the team. But the 29-year-old was an inspiring addition to United’s team in the previous transfer window.
In the 2022/23 term, Sabitzer came in handy to Erik ten Hag with a number of injuries and suspensions in the Red Devils’ engine room. The Austrian ended up making 18 appearances in all competitions for us, scoring three goals and providing one assist.
However, it does not look like the midfielder did enough for the OId Trafford side to go all in to re-sign him. Now, Dortmund will seemingly want to fill the void Jude Bellingham has left at the club with the 29-year-old.
At United, Mason Mount was added to the ranks recently from Chelsea. The England international is arguably a better option to have at the Old Trafford side, considering his age and potential.
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However, Sabitzer would evidently have been a decent player to have in our squad to add strength in depth. Now, it will be interesting to see how the Austrian goes about his work at the Signal Iduna Park side.